Tuesday, May 12, 2009 8:51:45 PM
@ Ollie: When I saw the name Martin in the video, coupled with the fact that it's not really a jet, but a ducted fan I thought the same thing that you did. Being the nosy S.O.B. that I am, I started looking for more info, and stumbled across the Martin "Jetpack" website.
I`m guessing it won`t be long before Martin-Marietta sues them for "stealing" their name, or even tries to claim that the technology was stolen from them...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 7:55:02 PM
They're science fiction, always will be. You need FUEL to provide thrust, and you can`t carry enough of it to fly for more than a minute or two. The more fuel you add, the more weight, the more you need to lift you off.